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Gas mileage when towing a trailer

This is a discussion on Gas mileage when towing a trailer within the 2nd Gen F150 Ecoboost forums, part of the 2nd Gen F150 Ecoboost Forum (2015+) category; Currently a 25 ft Rockwood UltraLite 6400 dry weight/ 7200 loaded behind my 2018 S/crew with 3.5 10 speed 3.55 gears and 1785 carry capacity. ...

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    Currently a 25 ft Rockwood UltraLite 6400 dry weight/ 7200 loaded behind my 2018 S/crew with 3.5 10 speed 3.55 gears and 1785 carry capacity. Towing at speeds 65-70 mph I see 10.5-12 mpg. Without the trailer I frequently see 19-21 mpg (hand calculated).
    If your getting 11.8 your are well ahead of the curve.
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    You cannot have Eco and Boost. Spin those two little fans and the gas mileage will drop. Even true on my PSD.
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    I can tell you that I am THRILLED with my 14` Boost mpg's when towing my 38' 9k+ dry Keystone Outback...getting 8-10mpgs- it's a beautiful thing and while passing diesel pickups towing 25' TT's-lol... up 7% grades at 7500' above sea level.


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    Quote Originally Posted by farupp View Post
    Thanks for the quick responses, and I'm glad to hear the the mpg is of 12+/- is as expected. I didn't know what to expect.

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    And to set your mind at ease the diesels do the same thing only variable is diesel costs more per gallon.




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    Quote Originally Posted by surf_ox View Post
    And to set your mind at ease the diesels do the same thing only variable is diesel costs more per gallon.




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    And oil changes are more expensive, and they are harder to park, and the list goes on. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by milesej05 View Post
    And oil changes are more expensive, and they are harder to park, and the list goes on. lol
    Yep cheapest I found when I had my 6.4 was 89 bucks


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    To the original poster I have a 14 model 3.5 Ecoboost with the 6 speed auto, 3.31 rear end, 4wd Supercab and when I hook up my 3 horse bumper pull trailer with tack and three horses I am nearing 7000 lbs or sightly more and I get roughly the same fuel mileage. Unloaded I get 18-19 on the interstates and I can top the 20's if on 2 lane highway and stay near 55-60 mph.
    Your posted fuel mileage sounds very normal for the truck you have.
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    8.5-9mpg with our 218rbsl. But Iíve got a lift and all terrains. 3.31 rear end. 12mpg sounds like a dream but you canít have it all!


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    Iím about in line with everyone else. Towing about 10k I get 8-12. Keep the hair driers off and you do ok. Thatís hard to do towing though.


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    We just got back from a 6 day trip from central Texas to Mississippi and back pulling an approx 6000 lb, 24 ft TT, 11' 2" ft tall. My truck is a 2018 Supercrew F150 3.5 eco, max tow pkg with 3.55 gears. Total trip: Engine time - 38 hrs, 1476 miles, 10.6 mpg. A couple of those days without the TT while sight seeings. The trip home on the last day: Engine time - 10 hrs, 462 miles, 8.9 mpg. I mostly drove between 60-65 mph.

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